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Photo: Toad

Photo: Toad

A photogenic toad near our house… he did not hop away even after I took this picture. As you can see from the drops on the toad and blades of grass, it had just been raining.

Happy New Year everyone! 2011 is going to be a revolutionary year.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2006-02-03T15:12:58-05, 2006-02-03_15h12m58

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Sexy Flowers

Photo: Sexy Flowers

Pink flowers covered in drops of water… from rain or a medicine dropper?

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2006-02-03T10:59:13-05, 2006-02-03_10h59m13

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Drops of Steel

Photo: Drops of Steel

Drops falling from a faucet into a steel sink at a restaurant. I made this black and white and added a lot of contrast. The flash fired and the shutter speed was 1/30 of a second, which is very long for capturing falling droplets. I’m surprised this turned out so good.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2006-01-17T02:08:57-05, 2006-01-17_02h08m57

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Photo: What Lies Beneath Us

Photo: What Lies Beneath Us

Photo looking down through a storm drain at Walmart from Dec. 2005. Think about this while you’re eating your turkey. Happy Thanksgiving 2010.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2005-12-29T12:58:22-05, 2005-12-29_12h58m22

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Photo: Serenity

Photo: Serenity

A view across the lake. The water was in fact quite green, but I corrected that by changing the white balance.

This is a new edit of a photo I took in 2005. The original was quite dull, but with a simple contrast enhancement it became a memorable photo.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/1429, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2005-10-27T12:18:46-04, 2005-10-27_12h18m46

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Photo: At the Beach

Photo: At the Beach

One of my early photos from Dec. 2004. In the beginning, I made the mistake of setting my 2MP Fujifilm FinePix 2650 to 1 megapixel resolution, which was 1280×960 instead of 1600×1200. At the time, I had a computer with a 4GB HDD and monitor with a resolution of 1024×768, so I saw no reason to take higher quality photos. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

This is newly edited with Photoshop CS5. I added a lot of contrast and made the white balance warmer. Every version of Photoshop gets easier to use, at least in my opinion. The auto contrast and auto tone functions work better now, and I find myself using them rather than curves more often than ever. However, the auto color feature still sucks.

I will only be posting photos from 2005 for the rest of November 2010 and some of December. I will also get into the 2006 photos next month. For a preview of what’s coming, look at the photos I posted on deviantART in late 2005 and early 2006. I will be reposting them here, but with different descriptions, titles, and much better editing.

Fujifilm FinePix 2650, 1/1400, F8.7, 6mm, ISO100, 2004-12-12T10:51:01-05, 2004-12-12_10h51m01

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Photo: Flash

Photo: Flash

I took this picture of raindrops falling at night, and my camera’s flash reflected off one of the raindrops. It looks like a star going supernova.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO400, 2005-11-28T18:28:20-05, 2005-11-28_18h28m20

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Fountain

Photo: Fountain

The fountain in front of Riverside National Bank in Orange City, in November 2005. I’m not sure if it’s still there.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/769, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2005-11-23T13:20:52-05, 2005-11-23_13h20m52

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Photo: Sparks

Photo: Sparks

Falling raindrops. I shined an incandescent flashlight on them and used my camera’s flash to make them look like fiery sparks.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/1, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO200, 2005-11-01T18:19:25-05, 2005-11-01_18h19m25

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Pink Rose

Photo: Pink Rose

A pink rose at Wal-Mart’s garden center, covered in water drops.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2005-10-23T07:52:43-04, 2005-10-23_07h52m43

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